Sunday, June 1, 2008



The wonderful Cerri at Little Pink Studio is hosting this Sunday's Show & Tell. And it is all about ~ Storage ~ this week! Where we store it, how we store it, & WHY we store it! Just kidding about that last part! Click here to see other bloggers who are participating today.

I'm in major need of some storage solutions, so I'll show you my stash, then I am quickly heading off to see how some of you store yours artfully, beautifully, at least neatly!!

I use my handpainted traincase in my bedroom to hide excess ribbon, lace, trim & scissors in.

This nifty ribbon holder was given to my by my parents. I just love it!

Love its crystal knob

and all the detailing on the sides. I think I need another one!!

I store my fabric, vintage linens, & other assorted paraphenalia in these pretty boxes.

Little pink upright cabinet holds my fairy dust & loose pearls & beads.
Fabric & Linens

I keep my cards, patterns, & stationery in this Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic tote. I love being able to carry things around to whatever room I'm working in.

Dull plastic stackable totes ~ but they are great for holding tagging supplies & crystal beads & felt.

I use a few pretty boxes to keep some of my jewelry making supplies in. They sit on top of my pine farmhouse table upstairs in the gameroom. I'd love to show it to you, but that will DEFINITELY have to wait til another time ~ it is loaded down with a huge mess on it today!

Love this old fashioned looking trug with the little handle ~ oops, can barely see the handle for all the crud, I mean charms, that are in the little plastic bags!
Don't know the original use for this piece, but it works perfectly for envelopes & small paper sacks.

Hey, I'm not above using a man's fishing tackle box ~ they have great tiny storage compartments! Perfect for my jewelry pieces & chains.

This one also has a roomy bottom compartment. Best thing is I WON IT at a BINGO game on Chili Supper night locally ~ my little nephew wanted it & I felt kinda bad that I already had a use figured out for it! He did win 5 other prizes that night, so I decided to keep this one!
One of my favorite tote-able pieces ~ another for my jewelry with tiny sections. Two inner sections ~ top & bottom.

And the old boring stand-by, stackable cabinets. This one is currently in my gameroom, which is soon to undergo a major renovation.

I just snapped my pics hurriedly Saturday tonight without even trying to straighten anything up. So... now you know.....I'm not as neat & orderly as I should be! I'll be checking after church to get some wonderful ideas from all you other pack-rats out there on how & where YOU organize your stuff.


Alison Gibbs said...

I love the fact that have admitted that you 'hide' your excess,ribbon,lace,trim &scissors.
I think I'm a 'hider' from way back.

just being crafty said...

OMG, You have so many wonderful things, I love your ribbon box.


Karen said...

Oh I love that ribbon holder! What an amazing idea. So pretty and functional all at the same time. Perfect!

Thanks for sharing.

Karen at Ciderantiques

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi! I LOVED looking at all your craft goodies! Love your little pink cubbie, and the white wooden drawer box... sweet! Many neat things!
I'm off to church too!

Vanessa Greenway said...

They're all so pretty!! I loved the little box with ribbons! Hugs! Vanessa

Connie said...

And I thought I KNEW all about you, Steph!!!! WOW! What lovely ways to "stash your stash"! I'm certainly impressed. I wish I had participated in this one. I have some unique things I store in. Maybe next time.
Smoochies to Mum and you,
Connie :-) :-x

Rosalyn-Sue said...

LOVE the chocolate paper boxes. I'd love to know where you found them. Thanks so much for sharing your storage! It gives me some great ideas.



celestina marie said...

Hi Stephanie,
Good Sunday to ya! You have some great storage, not only useful but decorative. I have a few of the same pieces. I have the numbered red mail sorter and love it. I painted many of that very same trug too. Love your ribbon sewing drawer from your parents. It has a unique design.
Got to love the and your pretty train case.
See you again soon.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

bluemuf said...

Sephanie, Oh my!! what lovely storage ideas. You have so many lovely little treasures. It's so much fun to be able to go through and look at some of your pretties.

Hugs Karen

Our Back Porch said...

Love the traincase and the ribbon holder!!
Lots of yummies!!

Hugs and Blessings,

Cami said...

I had to do pictures as is. Just no time @ this busy time of year. Love your ribbon storage.

Little Pink Studio said...

Love your pretty train case!
Thanks for playing along this week!
~Cerri xoxo

Danielle said...

I LOVE your ribbon holder!! Everything is so pretty:-)


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

gosh.. I love your boxes especially the traincase & the ribbon holder.. not forgetting other pretty boxes..

now I got to hunt for the ribbon holder.. hehehe

Jennifer said...

Great storage! I love the pink drawers & esp the Ribbon holder!!! So cute!

karin@creativechaos said...

Great pictures of your space...I love that piece you use to hold the envelopes! I wonder what its original use was....although it works perfect for the envelopes...

sea mystery said...

I am so impressed with your ribbon holder. Such a neat idea with the vintage keyholes and glass knobs on the sides. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas for storage. Just loved it. xxoo

shirl said...

Steph that ribbon holder is so pretty, what a great idea. I have been trying to find a good way to store mine. The soft color pastel boxes are so pretty too! You sure do have alot of supplies!
Love You!

Di said...

I love the ribbon holder! What sweet parents for getting it for you. Have a happy Sunday! Di

Lolly said...

Love all of your storage components!! You have a lot of really neat stuff....(blogger just did something weird and I am resending this message - hope you don't get it twice!!)
~Lolly said...

I might have to steal your travel case idea. I have one that is half fixed up and never finished, but with your inspiration, now I want to finish it and use it to keep stuff in!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Loved seeing how you organize your goodies Steph, your ribbon box is so pretty and it would be so nice to have a whole wall of those boxes!!

xo Heather

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh I love that ribbon box!! What a great idea!! Love all of your storage ideas!!


vickie said...

I love how organized your are! I need to get busy organizing my "stuff". You can come over anytime to help! lol

Jeanie said...

Your ribbon drawer is beautiful! I try to hide my excess, but it just overflows!

The Rose Room said...

Wow Stephanie, you have some lovely storage containers and so well organised. You should see mine . . . no you shouldn't actually! Rachael


Hiiiiiii Steph !!!!!!!!!
I was expecting a total storage nightmare here.....ITS NOT BUT.
love love love the ribbon box. I need one of those for sure!
Mine all starts off neat and ends up like a tornado ripped through the office. Oh boy i am never blogging it !

Fishing tackle box....AWESOME, you are the best!

Love ya and ive missed ya


Sweet Treasures of Home said...

Thank you soooo much for your kind words and your visit to my blog. I have visited you quite often and love your blog too. It is beautiful!!! You have so many goodies and I am wanting most of them. HA HA I will be back for more visits for sure. Blessings.

Secondhandrose said...

Sheph, I don't organize so I didn't have anything to show. But you have such good ideas and pretty containers. Thanks for the tour.

Mya said...

Love, love the train case and ribbon holder. By the way your antique mirrors are wonderful too.

vintage paper bella~andrea said...

I love the ribbon holder.. i just seen one of those today at paper muse downtown..I didn't get a chance to photo my mess this time but hopefully next sunday I'll join in the fun!I would lve to exchange links with you !

rosabeer said...

You have so many beautiful things, the ribbon is very nice.
Everyting looks very organized.

Miss Rhea said...

Lovely storage Steph !! I cant believe how much stuff everyone has !! I would love to come supply shopping at your house. lol !!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I knew you wouls have beautiful pieces to hold all of your pretties! And I was right!!


Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I came here for the porch party then found this post. I just love cute boxes of any kind! Yours are really sweet!